In terms of tactics, Niko Kovac been able to construct an identity for Eintracht Frankfurt that relies on a few key ideas.
- A strong but disciplined press in a 5-3-2 shape without the ball, with Haller initiating the press and Rebic covering a lot of ground as the second striker.
- The wingbacks push up to put pressure to the opposition’s fullbacks.
- The midfield trio usually creates a triangle with Boateng up top, seeking to trap the opposition playmaker much like Tedesco’s Schalke or Hasenhüttl’s Leipzig.
I tested this tactic with Leicester.